CHICAGO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] announced today that Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC ("Glass Lewis"), the nation's two leading proxy advisory firms, recommend that holders of TDS Common Shares vote "FOR" the nominees of the TDS Board of Directors.
"We are very pleased that ISS and Glass Lewis have recommended in favor of our slate of highly qualified nominees," said LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., president and CEO. "We strongly believe that these nominees will best represent TDS shareholders as the company works to build shareholder value."
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless; broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 7 million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom and TDS Hosted & Managed Services. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employed 12,300 people as of March 31, 2013.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: TDS and its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of TDS in connection with the TDS 2013 annual meeting of shareholders. Information regarding TDS directors and executive officers and other participants that may be soliciting proxies on behalf of the TDS board of directors and their respective interests in TDS by security holdings or otherwise is set forth in TDS's definitive proxy statement relating to its 2013 annual meeting, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( "SEC") on April 19, 2013. The 2013 proxy statement, other solicitation material and other reports that TDS files with the SEC, when available, can be obtained free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov or from TDS as provided on its website at www.teldta.com. TDS SHAREHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ CAREFULLY THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER SOLICITATION MATERIAL FILED BY TDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE TDS 2013 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF DIRECTORS OF TDS.
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